May 2019

Geelong businesses under FWO microscope
31 May 2019
Fair Work Inspectors today completed surprise audits of around 80 businesses in the university suburbs of Geelong, following intelligence that employers in the area were at risk of breaching workplace laws.
Melbourne toy retailer faces increased penalties
29 May 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced its first legal action under the serious contravention provisions of the Protecting Vulnerable Workers laws, for the alleged underpayment of workers selling Christmas toys.
Software companies sign up to FWO scrutiny
28 May 2019
Two Sydney businesses have back-paid two visa holders a total of $34,429 as part of a Court-Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with the Fair Work Ombudsman.
FWO recovers $580,000 in unpaid wages
24 May 2019
Nearly 1,000 workers in regional Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria have been back paid more than $580,000 after Fair Work Inspectors uncovered widespread non-compliance with Australia’s workplace laws.
Swan Hill fruit farmer penalised
23 May 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $144,000 in penalties against a fruit farmer for deliberately underpaying two Malaysian fruit pickers and using false records to try to cover it up.
Melbourne café to back-pay workers
22 May 2019
The operator of an inner Melbourne café has entered into a Court-Enforceable Undertaking (EU) after the Fair Work Ombudsman found it had underpaid 32 workers a total of $37,520.
Trolley collectors protected under new agreement
17 May 2019
Australia’s largest trolley collection company United Trolley Collections (UTC) has renewed a compliance partnership with the Fair Work Ombudsman to ensure trolley collectors’ workplace rights are protected.
FWO recovers almost $40,000 for workers
10 May 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has recovered wages for 99 underpaid Melbourne workers in a joint campaign with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
Sydney printing business faces Court
8 May 2019
A Sydney printing finishing business and its operator will face the Federal Circuit Court for allegedly failing to satisfy the requirements of a Compliance Notice issued to it by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Hobart massage centres back-pay workers
6 May 2019
The operator of three massage centres in Hobart will overhaul its workplace practices after the Fair Work Ombudsman found it underpaid 22 employees a total of $39,830

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